:: Introduction ::
An efficient management of logistics is crucial for effective delivery of health services throughout the country. Hence, Logistics Management Division (LMD) had been established under the Department of Health Services in the year 2050/51 (1993), with a network of Central Stores, five Regional Medical Stores and District Stores. LMD is involved in Procurement of Essential Drugs, Family Planning Contraceptives, Maternal & Child Health Commodities, Vaccines, Medical Equipments, Vehicles and other Health Commodities. LMD is also responsible for their Storage and Distribution to Regions and Districts. LMD manages Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS), from over 4,000 Health Facilities in the country.
Recently LMD has started web based LMIS, web based Inventory Management System, Rural Telemedicine Program, and e-Post etc. improving access to Health Service & Information thereby helping decision makers at all levels.